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Friday, July 30, 2010

Tories accused of double standards over egg throwers!

Tories accused of double standards over egg throwers!

The Tory party's token Paki, Miss Sayeeda Warsi, was pelted with an egg whilst on a visit to Luton with a Tory election candidate.

Gavin Reid was charged under the Public Order Act 1986. It was alleged that he caused Miss Sayeeda Warsi 'harassment, alarm or distress'.

However, District Judge Elizabeth-Roscoe said she could not be sure that Miss Sayeeda Warsi had 'felt any harassment, alarm or distress'.

Notwithstanding that guilt requires a judge or jury to be certain beyond all reasonable doubt, District Judge Elizabeth-Roscoe decided to find Gavin Reid guilty. However, the judge did not find him guilty as charged. Rather, she decided to invent a new criminal offence namely, "irritating and angering Miss Sayeeda's companions".

District Judge Elizabeth-Roscoe then sentenced Gavin Reid to a sentence of 6 weeks imprisonment.

It is contended that even if the whole thing had been legal from start to finish, it did not warrant a term of imprisonment. And yet, Gavin Reid had been remanded into custody for a period of 2 months. Therefore, he had already served longer in prison on Remand than the actual punishment awarded by the judge!

Contrast with this case...

Tory leader David Cameron laughed off being hit by an egg while out electioneering today, dismissing it as the "first of the campaign".

Mr Cameron was struck on the shoulder as he emerged from answering students' questions during a visit to a college in Cornwall.

Having been confronted with a giant chicken yesterday, Mr Cameron joked: "Now I know which came first - the chicken not the egg."

The Tory leader was hit as he emerged from Cornwall College Saltash.

The egg was thrown by a student wearing a hoodie who was inside the building as Mr Cameron was about to walk out.

It glanced off his shoulder and splattered on the jacket of a police officer beside him, while the yolk also stained Mr Cameron's white shirt.

Eye-witnesses said the young man who threw the egg was immediately led away.

The student was arrested and then quickly released after police established he did not have any more missiles with him, A Tory aide said.

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